Search found 100 matches

by MartinH
Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: not a sailing boat
Replies: 8
Views: 4326

Re: not a sailing boat

No, my memory does not fail me, and it keeps this thread vaguely on topic :D Here are some of the details, and Swan is older than I thought. http://www.devonperspectives.co.uk/swan_of_the_exe.html Now who will buy one of those pedalos and rig it with a mast and sails? Would you believe I originally ...
by MartinH
Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: not a sailing boat
Replies: 8
Views: 4326

Re: not a sailing boat

Had to revive this thread for this one. (Although I think we have in fact seen one of these before!) http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Leisure-Swan- ... 1e7dfdcd9e :) Definitely has to be good for a Shearwater Rescue/patrol boat? Going back many years, perhaps 1920s/30s, there used to be the Swan and Cygne...
by MartinH
Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Broken Solo
Replies: 2
Views: 1941

Re: Broken Solo

A previous owner had made a repair by fairing in a patch to the side tank. I presume the pressure of water caused this old repair to fail along two edges.
by MartinH
Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Broken Solo
Replies: 2
Views: 1941

Broken Solo

Oh dear! I managed to break the Solo yesterday :( I was just playing around at Shearwater trying to tune the rig a little when I got caught in a gust and capsized. Managed to avoid an inversion but filled the boat. I couldn't understand why the boat was so low in the water until I found an old repai...
by MartinH
Mon May 06, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Graduate 2146 for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 987

Graduate 2146 for sale

Reluctantly I am selling our family Graduate. With daughter away at university I have no regular helm and so have had to sail her myself. Composite construction. Built 1970. I believe she may be the prototype composite built by Bourne Plastics. She needs some care and attention that I do not have th...
by MartinH
Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: SRPING TRAINING CANCELLED
Replies: 14
Views: 5196

Re: SRPING TRAINING CANCELLED

Well I went out this morning. Typical Shearwater winds - blowing strongly in places, nothing in others, and swinging about a bit. Still I learnt how not to set up the Solo! Temperature was above zero, just.
by MartinH
Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: SRPING TRAINING CANCELLED
Replies: 14
Views: 5196

Re: SRPING TRAINING CANCELLED

Strange thing is that here, only about an hour from Whitefriars, we have not seen any of the white stuff, a little sleet first thing, that's all. We took our son to the open day at UWE (Bristol) and saw some cars in the car park that looked as if they had driven in from Siberia. Just glad I don't ha...
by MartinH
Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Whitefriars Spring Training 23/24 March!
Replies: 48
Views: 16325

Re: Whitefriars Spring Training 23/24 March!

Max, Martin, will be good to see you both. As Minisail sailors can never go anywhere with just one boat, we should have a spare for you to sail if you would like? Thanks Rupert, but after taking some time off yesterday it looks like the Solo will be sailable, providing I can find where I squirrelle...
by MartinH
Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Whitefriars Spring Training 23/24 March!
Replies: 48
Views: 16325

Re: Whitefriars Spring Training 23/24 March!

I intend coming on Saturday only. IF the Solo is ready I'll bring that along (she only needs painting, but I need to find the time to apply it :( ). Otherwise I'll be free to crew for anyone or can take a spare boat if there is one.
by MartinH
Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Classic Grad down in Wiltshire
Replies: 4
Views: 1429

Re: Classic Grad down in Wiltshire

Go on Martin H!!?? She certainly looks good from the picture. Trouble is I don't really have the space for two boats and am going to have to get rid of 2146 :cry: Without a regular crew who can do her justice I would rather someone else sailed and enjoyed her. Look out for a For Sale notice here so...
by MartinH
Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Whitefriars Spring Training 23/24 March!
Replies: 48
Views: 16325

Re: Whitefriars Spring Training 23/24 March!

Lois and I hope to come and stay in our campervan. But, (there's always a but..) Lois is off sailing. She's falling apart at the seams unfortunately, Just had a second eye op and now an injection to sort out a ligament or something in her thumb and mustn't use it for a while. So I hope to be there ...
by MartinH
Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Dinghy show?
Replies: 40
Views: 14561

Re: Dinghy show?

I'm going on Saturday and am looking forward to David's talk about the Mirror.
by MartinH
Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Minisail Kit
Replies: 9
Views: 4930

Re: Minisail Kit

Hello. The same place also has, or had, a Coypu hull, again just bare............... Any comments please? If anyone wanted to do up the Coypu it could be worth contacting some of the Sea Scout Troops around the country. It was certainly popular around the Solent in the 70s. I believe the Coypu was ...
by MartinH
Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: What is the worlds favourite sailing dinghy?
Replies: 22
Views: 11758

Re: What is the worlds favourite sailing dinghy?

I wanted to post to this earlier but the security locks on our IT system at work precluded that. :( In terms of Max’s original question as phrased my answer initial thought was “don’t know, no-one has build a dinghy large enough to hold a globe nearly 8000 miles in diameter”. Then common sense kicke...
by MartinH
Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Dinghy show?
Replies: 40
Views: 14561

Re: Dinghy show?

I'm going on the Saturday. The usual routine is for CVRDA members to meet under the organ at 1300(?). Roger or Pat or someone will know the correct time.